PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Toby Dodge, associate professor of international politics at Queen Mary College, University of London, will give a lecture titled “The Future of Iraq After Regime Change, Civil War, and Counter-Insurgency” on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Starr Auditorium, 324 Brook St.
After his remarks, Dodge will take questions from the audience. Doors open one hour prior to the event. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dodge is a senior fellow for the Middle East at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the London-based think tank on global security.
Dodge has carried out research on the ground in Iraq both before and after regime change in 2003. He was last in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Tel Afar in March and April 2008 and in Baghdad, Mahmudiyah, Latifiyah, Yusufiyah, and Basra during April 2007.
He is the author of Inventing Iraq: the Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003) and Iraq’s Future: the Aftermath of Regime Change (London: Routledge and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2005). He is the editor of Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change (2003), and Globalisation and the Middle East: Islam, Economics, Culture and Politics (2002). His next book, The Future of Iraq: Beyond Civil War and Counter-Insurgency, is to be published this summer.
The Peter Green Lectures on the Modern Middle East are funded by a gift from Peter B. Green, an alumnus, parent of two Brown graduates, and trustee emeritus of the University.
The inaugural lecture in the series was delivered in 2008 by Ali A. Allawi, former senior minister in the post-Saddam government of Iraq and author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace.